I am using a K1000 and K2000 system to manage my images and inventory.  We will be getting some machines pre-imaged for us but a couple drivers need to be added to them before windows will boot.  Any suggestions or can you point me in the right direction.



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I have created a k2000 post installation bat task to copy the files to the deployed image before reboot for the new 790's we got.

I put the files on one of our windows servers and used.

md c:\windows\inf\dell790

net use w: \\server\directory password /user:domain\user

xcopy w:\acaddrivers\790\*.* c:\windows\inf\dell790 /q /y /s

When a box comes out of sysprep I discovered it looks to the windows\inf directory for missing drivers on its own,  I have even placed all my needed Lenovo drivers in subdirectories there and I never have to add a driver manually to any of my machines.  We got the 790's after I created my master so I used the xcopy trick to slip the new 790 drivers into the image for me.

Answered 05/25/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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You may be able to add these drivers manually via the command prompt and the K2K pre-boot environment.  You would create a PXE boot with the proper drivers, and from there you can use the K2K to access a command prompt on the machine.  You should then be able to use removable media to transfer files.  If it is something like RAID drivers, you should be able to install them.

Obviously the easiest path would be to get those drivers into the image.

Answered 05/22/2012 by: philologist
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  • Thanks philologist. Didn't know if I could use removable media inside the KBE or not. I'll give it a shot. No way to get the updated image to Dell in time and need to get the machines ASAP.
  • You can definitely use the CD/DVD drive in the PBE. I haven't tried a USB key.
    • I was able to access the flash drive, but aparently the utility to install it doesn't work in WinPE. Will have to find another route.
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